“Green Super Rice” it produce high and stable yeilds under low-inputs – Teenmaar News
Melinda Gates Foundation -funded rice research project with the aim to develop “Green Super Rice (GSR) varieties that produce high and stable yields under low-inputs” and to transfer corresponding crop management technology to the resources-poor rice farmers in fifteen countries across Africa and Asia and four Southwestern provinces in China. Our mission is to help achieve self-sustainable rice production and food security in the target countries and regions.
Green Super Rice is actually a mix of more than 250 different potential rice varieties and hybrids variously adapted to difficult growing conditions such as drought and low inputs, including no pesticide and less fertilizer, and with rapid establishment rates to out-compete weeds, thus reducing the need for herbicides. More types of Green Super Rice that combine many of these traits are in the pipeline. As reported in the latest issue of Rice Today, Green Super Rice is already in the hands of national agricultural agencies in key rice-growing countries for testing and development.